Nov 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
evening when they came back. >> as to count 1, we the jury find defendant ryan william ferguson guilty of murder in the second-degree. >> reporter: guilty of mder and robbery. he was sentenced to 40 years. kent heitholt's daughter was relieved. >> i don't want people to remember he was a murder victim, and i'm glad that nally i can remember him as just my dad and someone that was loved by everyone. >> reporter: heitholt's paper put the story to bed perhaps for good, but it was a struggle, of course, for ryan's family. convicted murderer, son and brother. and kelly, the indulgent sister who sneaked him into a bar, wrestled with debilitating remorse. >> of course, i feel very guilty because not only was he down there because of me, but i also got him into a bar underage. it just looks really bad. >> you almost feel like you're stepping back from yourself. >> yeah. >> and you're watching other people, yourselves, going through this because it can't really be your life. it can't be you going through this. >> reporter: how do you get over a thing like that? >> you don't get over it.